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Rajon Rondo, a four-time NBA All-Star who won two championships during his career, was arrested on gun and drug charges over the weekend in Indiana, according to court records.

Rondo was arrested in Jackson County and charged with unlawful carrying of a handgun, marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession, according to FOX 59. All charges were misdemeanors.

The former Boston Celtics star was driving a Tesla from Bartholomew County to Jackson County when an officer initiated a traffic stop for an “observed traffic violation.” State police said a caller reported a vehicle driving “recklessly” before the stop. Rondo was not speeding before he was stopped, though dispatchers said he was driving more than 100 mph in his vehicle, according to the station.

The responding officer smelled a marijuana odor emanating from his vehicle, which led to the search, the station reported. Police said Rondo was barred from possessing a firearm over an existing protective order stemming from August 2023, according to WDRB-TV.

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A separate protective order requested in May 2022 was dismissed more than a month later after both “parties reached an agreement,” ESPN reported at the time.

Rondo was a first-round pick of the Celtics in the 2006 draft. He played for Boston for more than eight seasons before he was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. He then spent time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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He won titles with the Celtics and Lakers.

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